Open Access Research Article

Coping and Managing ALS Disease in the Family during COVID-19: Caregivers' Perspective

Received: 13 November 2022;  Published: 31 March 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.neurobiol.2301165


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects motor neurons, the nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord that enable voluntary muscle movement. Managing ALS is complex and increasingly requires informal care, most often by the patient's companions/spouses or children. The COVID-19 pandemic posed additio [...]

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Mobilization of Autologous Peripheral Blood Stem Cells (PBSC) in CD20+ Lymphoma Patients Using RICE, Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factor (G-CSF) and Plerixafor

Received: 06 May 2022;  Published: 30 March 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2301178


RICE is salvage therapy for treating CD20+non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). It is combined with G-CSF to collect autologous peripheral blood stem cells (aPBSC). Little data exists, though, on the combination of G-CSF and Plerixafor after RICE in mobilizing adequate number of CD34 cells and the product’s immune content. We report on the results of twent [...]

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Congenital Phenotypes and DMPK CTG Repeat Number in Mothers/Children with Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1

Received: 29 June 2022;  Published: 28 March 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2301179


Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is an autosomal dominant genetic disease often resulting in more severe symptoms in affected children. The number of CTG repeats is reportedly related to congenital myotonic dystrophy 1 (CDM) severity. In this study, we aimed to clarify whether the number of CTG repeats can predict the severity of symptoms in children [...]

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How Involvement in COVID-19-Related Work Changed Nurses' Job Demands, Job Resources, and Their Associations with Burnout: Evidence from China 1

Received: 09 January 2023;  Published: 27 March 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.neurobiol.2301164


China adopted a “Zero-COVID” policy for nearly three years, making Chinese healthcare workers constantly involved in COVID-19-related work. However, little is known about how involvement in COVID-19-related work shaped Chinese nurses’ burnout. This study explores how nurses’ job demands and job resources are associated with their burnout by [...]

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Non Solved Contemporary Scientific Problems of Non-Conventional Bio-Surfaces Lubrication

Received: 19 December 2022;  Published: 27 March 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2301013


This paper presents new non solved, scientific research directions and their applications in contemporary non-conventional lubrication problems of the bio-surfaces domain. Here are described new research scientific trends and research problem solutions of hydrodynamic lubrication for living tissue, human skin and human cartilage joints surfaces. At [...]

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Integration between Geriatric Oncology and Palliative Care: A Single Center Experience for Hospitalized Older Patients with Cancer

Received: 26 October 2022;  Published: 27 March 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2301230


Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) is utilized to plan social and health care of the elderly and to complete the diagnostic-therapeutic choice of oncologist also considering early integration with palliative care. Cancer patients (pts) hospitalized aged ≥70 years were screened by the G8 questionnaire to define if necessary CGA. CGA identified: [...]

Open Access Interview

An Interview with Dr. Terry Fulmer

Received: 15 March 2023;  Published: 23 March 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2301229


InterviewAn Interview with Dr. Terry FulmerOBM Geriatrics Editorial OfficeLIDSEN Publishing Inc., 2000 Auburn Drive, One Chagrin Highlands, Suite 200, Beachwood, OH, USA; E-Mail: geriatrics@lidsen.comOBM Geriatrics 2023, volume 7, issue 1 doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.2301229Received: March 15, 2023Accepted: March 15, 2023Published: March 22, 2023

Open Access Original Research

Influence of Biogas Digestates on the Composition of Soil Organic Matter

Received: 23 November 2022;  Published: 22 March 2023;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2301012


The increasing number of biogas plants with various digested organic materials and output of digestates calls for more detailed investigations of their suitability as soil amendments. In a trial in Northern Germany two replicate plots each were treated with fresh or prolonged fermented digestate to investigate the influence of digestates on the composit [...]

Open Access Short Communication

Evolution of Psychosomatic Diagnosis: From Masked Depression to Somatic Symptoms and Related Disorders

Received: 02 December 2022;  Published: 22 March 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2301228


This paper discusses the history and the concept of somatization from masked depression to somatic symptoms and related disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Evaluating the evolution of these terms and concepts along the time course is very interesting. DSM 5 revision was intended to increase the relevance of [...]

Open Access Research Article

Transfer Learning for Fault Detection with Application to Wind Turbine SCADA Data

Received: 02 February 2023;  Published: 21 March 2023;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2301011


The installed wind power capacity is growing worldwide. Remote condition monitoring of wind turbines is employed to achieve higher uptimes and lower maintenance costs. Machine learning models can detect developing damages in wind turbines. Therefore, this paper demonstrates that cross–turbine transfer learning can drastically improve the accuracy [...]

Open Access Review

Optimizing Lymphedema Outcomes through Lifestyle

Received: 11 January 2023;  Published: 17 March 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2301016


Lymphedema, a chronic incurable condition characterized by edema, inflammation, reactive fibrosis, adipose proliferation, and compromised immune function, affects over 250 million people worldwide [1]. Further, a comorbidity of obesity increases the risk of developing lymphedema and can result in irreversible damage to lymphatic function. Access to [...]

Open Access Original Research

Comparison of Household Environmental Factors among Children with Reported Asthma and Controls

Received: 09 December 2022;  Published: 16 March 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301025


The present research was part of a cross-sectional project involving children aged 8 to 10 years in Porto, Portugal. The project involved a first research part at primary schools where the health tests and a questionnaire were performed and a second research part concerning environmental conditions. Two groups emerged from the health questionnaire answe [...]

Open Access Original Research

Mechanics of ABS Polymer under Low & Intermediate Strain Rates

Received: 24 January 2023;  Published: 16 March 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2301012


Thermoplastics polymers like Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) are often reinforced with nano/micro reinforcements to enhance their mechanical, thermal and electrical properties. However, the viscoelastic nature of these polymers results in their strong dependence on the applied strain rate and temperature sensitivity, leading to their characteri [...]

Open Access Original Research

Spectrophotometric and Spectrofluorimetric Quantification of Urea via Silver Nanoparticles Prepared by Wet Chemical Method

Received: 09 November 2022;  Published: 15 March 2023;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2301014


Silver nanoparticles have been utilized in an easy, sensitive, and effective approach through spectrophotometry and spectrofluorimetry to quantify urea in water samples. Here, 1,3-di-(1H-imidazole-1-yl) -2-propanol (DIPO) was employed to stabilize Ag NPs produced from the reduction of aqueous silver nitrate by sodium borohydride (NaBH4). Beer-Lambert [...]

Open Access Original Research

Monitoring Survival Following Lung Transplantation with Inclusion of Unaccounted Risks

Received: 07 November 2022;  Published: 14 March 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2301177


Lung transplant (LTx) survival and quality of life have been steadily improving, partially from changes in candidate selection for transplantation. There are well-known high-risk factors that lead to poor LTx outcomes, which may be referred to as ‘accounted’ risks. However, there are also other ‘unaccounted’ risks that are not included in the [...]

Open Access Review

New Technologies to Support People with Neurodevelopmental Disorders: A Selective Review

Received: 04 September 2022;  Published: 13 March 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.neurobiol.2301163


Neurodevelopmental disorders represent a cluster of conditions first diagnosed during childhood or adolescence (i.e., including intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorders, motor deficits, and communication deficits). The main characteristic of neurodevelopmental disorders is the presence of a deficit or a delay in the acquisition of skills that [...]

Open Access Original Research

Cost-Effective Biodiesel Synthesis from Waste Marble Powder as A Green Heterogeneous Catalyst Using Pongamia Pinnata Oil

Received: 08 December 2022;  Published: 13 March 2023;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2301013


Waste marble powder (WMP) is Investigated for developing heterogeneous catalysts by calcination method and used in biodiesel synthesis by esterification-transesterification process from Pongamia Pinnata oil. Hammet indicators, Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), Thermogravimetric analysis, and X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) techniques were also studied [...]

Open Access Original Research

Sustainable Synthesis of Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-8 Nanoparticles and Application in the Adsorption of the Drug Chlorhexidine

Received: 06 December 2022;  Published: 13 March 2023;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2301012


In an attempt to synthesize nanomaterial concerning chemistry, the sustainable synthesis of Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-8 (ZIF-8) nanoparticles by a low-cost approach through the recycling of waste mother liquors was explored and then indicated the potential to remove chlorhexidine (CHLX) from an aqueous solution. ZIF-8 was produced under solvotherma [...]

Open Access Research Article

Morpholine-Based Novel Ionic Liquid for Synthesis and Characterization of Triazolidinethiones and Their Biological Properties

Received: 03 December 2022;  Published: 12 March 2023;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2301011


Keeping the green chemistry approach in mind we have synthesized a novel morpholine-based ionic liquid [NBMMorph]+Br-. The structure of Ionic liquid was confirmed by spectral techniques viz. IR, 1H NMR, and 13C NMR, analysis. The synthesized novel IL [NBMMorph]+Br- was utilized to prepare 1,2,4-triazolidine-3-thiones of biological significance. The [...]

Open Access Research Article

Trauma and Distress on a Cruise during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Study with Italian and French Tourists

Received: 24 July 2022;  Published: 10 March 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.neurobiol.2301162


The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed our daily lives. One of the sectors most affected was tourism and travel – and, more specifically, cruises, given the prolonged time passengers spend with others within the small spaces of the cruise ship. While finding well-organised entertainment opportunities on cruises is possible, emergency conditions [...]

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